Yeadon Space Agency has created a new kind of interior space divider, called Clip Screen. We envision it being installed in commercial and residential interiors, retail showrooms, hospitality spaces, and environments for higher education. The concept is simple: provide a means for people to create their own space dividers and screens. From the beginning, our intention was to make a lightweight unit that is easy to pack and ship, and is its own means to attach to other units in order to assemble any number of patterned surfaces.
Clip Screen has a number of important characteristics that cannot be found in other space divider systems. Like other systems, Clip Screen is hung from the ceiling, but it can also be mounted to the floor, if there is any concern that it might sway. The surface is assembled from individual modules that hook onto neighboring modules. Therefore, the system is scalable to any height and width … just add more modules!
Although simple, the triangular modules can be arranged in any number of patterns, increasing or decreasing in complexity, density and opacity. Spatial layering with more than one surface will increase this complexity.
During their manufacture, the modules are cut and their corners are bent into hooks. These hooks are a smart method for assembling the Clip Screen, without needing any special tools, fasteners, or skills. In fact, one can easily assemble the surface with one hand. The hooks also enable consumers to easily imagine how they would create the surface, and see that many configurations are possible. Infinitely reconfigurable, the system is so simple that a young child can enjoy assembling it.
Our current prototype is made of translucent polypropylene modules and/or clear acrylic modules. The final product could be offered as a selection of materials, with a broad range of colors, transparency and opacity. Metals, polymers, felt, textiles, acoustic composites, and other materials are good candidates. The triangular modules could be flat or curved, for a more three-dimensional effect. The modules could be offered in different sizes, and would be cleaner and more precise than the units we created for our prototype in NYC, shown here.
The modules are designed to stack easily and could be shipped in a simple tube, not unlike bulk DVD packaging, with ceiling mounts tucked into the center hole. We are seeking a partner to help develop the product and bring it to market.
Project Team: Ru Chen & Peter Yeadon